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I like to know what tires in the 35" or 36" range could i install on the original 16" rims, because i saw a truck in the skyjacker page and i think they may work very well in muddy terrain.
http://www.skyjacker.com/rides/shride.asp?id=5
 

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Those tires on that truck are 36x12.5 TSL Radials. Do you have factory 16x8 rims? I wouldn't mount them on a 7" wide rim.
 

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nah i wouldnt reccomend mounting a 12.50 wide tire on anything below a 8 inch wide wheel...because if you do it will give it the roller-skate look and you dont want that..think about gettin a wider wheel along with your tires

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Well I'll bet yall a dollar that those are swamper Q78's. The reason I say this is cause those are 7 in wide wheel and the tires fits it right. The q78 is realy a 36/10.50 and will fit a factory rim perfect (7 or 8 in factory wheel that is). I am planing to run a set of these on my 2000 ram with 3 in suspension lift after my 285's run bald. I spoke to a man that runs the Q78 swamper tires on centerline helcats with a 3 in suspension and he says he rubs only at full lock. Hope this better answers your question.....
 

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You can fit the TSL Q78-16 on the factory wheels. It is 35.5" tall and 10.5" wide, but it is only avaialble in bias ply.
 

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I've been looking in 4 wheel parts wholesalers the swamper tires and the Q78 is 9.5 inches wide and 35.5" high, but the 36x12.50-16 said that is only 9" wide and 36.2" high, plus is radial. It is possible that they make a mistake in the printing or is possible that the radial is actually narrower than the Q78?
And anybody knows the width of the original rim??
 

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First check this site out.....
http://www2.aeronix.com/~dudleydodge/
If the swampers are anything like the buckshots I think the radial would be a little wider. When you get down to the nitty gritty of it all you usually rub tire tread not case width but I dont think anybody makes a tall skiny radial. If you find one please let me know...... I have myself have grown tired of cleaning my truck every time it rains from 35x20.50x16in tires(haha) throwing dirty water all over my truck I would now just rather keep it as much under the fender well as possible. Just personal preference.... hope this helps you.
 

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skyjacker has a pic of its own truck on their website with those 36" tires...

they are running them on the stock 16x8.
 

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I'm glad this was brought up. I also wondered about the tires for the truck in the Skyjacker ad. I had considered running 36x12.5.16 tsl radials on the factory 16x7 rims but I don't think I'd ever feel comfortable wheeling when aired down. I also considered the q78x16's on the factory rims but I don't want the flat spots in the morning or the other quirks with bias plys. The main advantage to them is their sidewall strength.
 

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I don't know if this is a reflection of the POS stock tires, or the stock rims, but:

When aired down to 25psi or so, I would get mud seeping into the tire, and would sit between the bead and the rim. Then dry there, and I'd have a slow leak.

Happened twice, so I never aired down that low again with those tires. I should have been able to go into the teens without popping a bead, though...
 

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I ran a set of 285/75/16 SSRs on my stock rims and they measure 34" and they were great NO rubbing and they wore fine!

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Skinny tires rule!
 
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